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Commercial Proactive Cleaning and Cleanup Services in Mentor, OH

3/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. SERVPRO® franchise professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business.

We are offering proactive cleaning and cleanup services to businesses. The best thing we can do right now is be proactive. The CDC is recommending cleaning and sanitization of all high-touched surface areas in your business. 

Just as a reminder, we always offer commercial cleaning services. We understand you don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Mentor for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

We custom tailor our services to your business needs. There’s no job too big or too small for our cleaning crews. All of our technicians are certified and highly trained to help restore your business back to its best condition. Let us partner with you in all your commercial cleaning duties. It’s our promise to make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Sewer Backup during heavy rains in Mentor, OH

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

During a storm or heavy rains, drains and sewers can backup. This can cause severe damage to commercial property if not taken care of immediately. Dealing with contaminated water in Mentor, OH is frustrating and can be dangerous. Sewer backups threaten your property as well as your employees and customers as it carries a risk for disease. 

Excessive rain causes water to back up from municipal sanitary sewer systems. If water is coming up through floor drains or sink drains in the basement, it is not rain water; you likely have a sanitary issue. If you experience water damage during storms, call us as soon as possible so we can begin mobilizing crews to get you back in business and that water damage "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage caused by Ice Dams in Mentor, OH

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

It's not uncommon to have water damage or mold from Ice Dams in Mentor, OH. 

Ice Dam Formation

Heat escaping into the attic can cause the roof to warm and snow to melt. External conditions may then cause melting snow to refreeze, potentially trapping water under a layer of ice. This entrapment can be problematic if water seeps into your building and causes damage.

Prevention Strategies

Although you may not be able to prevent snow and ice formation on your roof, you can take several proactive measures to help prevent an ice dam from forming:

  • Ensure adequate attic ventilation
  • Verify bathroom exhaust exists through the roof
  • Maintain clean gutters

Reducing heat seepage within your attic is an essential prevention strategy. To help accomplish this, your attic ductwork should be properly ventilated and free of leaks.

Because a clog can prevent proper water damage, obstructed gutters may cause water to pool and freeze along the edge of your roof, exacerbating your dilemma. Routinely inspecting and cleaning your gutters can help alleviate this problem.

Water and Mold Damage

Ice dams can be particularly destructive if trapped water leaks into your building and causes water damage. Because mold thrives in moist environments, a water leak can also increase the risk of black mold growth that necessitates extensive mold cleanup endeavors. For this reason, it’s essential that you inspect your building and address issues that may facilitate dam development.

A Manageable Problem

Winter can present numerous challenges, many of which you have little control over. You can, however, take proactive steps to reduce the risks of ice dam formation, water damage and mold contamination.

IF you have water damage in need of repair, our team can help! Just give us a call.

First steps after water damage in Mentor, OH

1/1/2020 (Permalink)

Suffering a water loss can be a hectic and stressful time. Emotions run high and often times you don’t even know where to start!

The first step should always be to identify the source of incoming water then shutoff or stop the water source if possible. We recommend having the source fixed before we arrive on site to avoid more damages from occurring. 

Next make sure to turn off all electrical appliances around the affected area to reduce electrical hazards and turn off the circuit breakers supplying electricity to the wet areas.

You will want to remove excess water by mopping or blotting and make sure to never use a regular vacuum to remove water! Keep furniture safe from additional damage by placing aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting/flooring. When disaster strikes, our team is available to come assess the damage and get the drying process started 24/7. When water damage strikes in Mentor, OH we are the company to call. 

Freezing pipes in Mentor, OH

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, water damage doesn’t take a holiday. Water damage in Mentor, OH can occur at any time of the year, whether it be from a severe storm, a leak, burst pipe, toilet overflow, a broken water supply line, knowing who to call when a water damage occurs is crucial. SERVPRO of Mentor is your local water damage repair professionals in Mentor, OH.  Our certified technicians are ready for whatever happens 24/7, 365 days a year.  We will respond to the 2am water damage emergency, water damage cannot wait. The longer you let water damage sit, the more expensive repairs will be.  With our trained professionals and state of the art equipment we are able to effectively dry out the structure of your home or commercial space.

We all know how cold Cleveland winters can get. Water damage can happen due to a burst pipe that occurred during freezing cold temperatures overnight. Our crews will respond quickly, minimizing the damage within the home or building.

When disaster strikes, Call SERVPRO of Mentor.

We have drying down to the science

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Bathroom water damage resulted in flooring being torn out in Mentor, OH This bathroom suffered water damage in Mentor, OH. Our team dried out the bathroom and then began necessary repairs.

Did you know SERVPRO of Mentor’s certified water damage professionals are trained in the science of drying?

If your Mentor, OH home has water damage, your initial reaction will be to grab towels and a mop to clean up the water, maybe even a fan or two. However, our professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. SERVPRO of Mentor will inspect to detect everything that is wet, measure how much moisture is in the wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly and also speed up the process by using professional drying equipment. 

We use the latest technology and tools; The SERVPRO DryBook allows us to capture and track the steps of a restoration project according to industry best practices and standards. This will ensure that your water damage restoration is done properly and efficiently as well as improving results and restoring your property faster! 

Heavy rains causing water damage in Mentor, OH

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

You never want to discover water damage in your Mentor, OH home, but the unfortunate reality is that many homeowners will have to deal with this problem at some point. Basement flooding and water damage are the most common because of everything from ruptured pipes to major storms in Mentor can happen at any time. How you handle the issue is important, and this is because a fast response may minimize the chance of mold growth in your home and costly damages that may be prevented. Our teams are available 24/7 because we understand that water damage can’t wait. SERVPRO of Mentor is faster to any size disaster. Give us a call when disaster strikes.

Basement flood cleanup in Mentor, OH

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Mentor basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

SERVPRO of Mentor specializes in basement flooding cleanup. From a small flood to a large loss, our team is here to help 24/7. Water damage repairs in Mentor can seem small but mold can begin to grow in as little as 48 hours. So it's important to act quickly and call us as soon as water damage happens so we can help minimize damage costs! 

Water Damage Repair in Mentor

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

No matter the size of your water damage, it is nothing to be taken lightly. What may seem to be a small problem could cause large structural or air quality issues over a period of time. It’s important to have certified water damage professionals called in to handle the damage.

How a water loss is handled is the most important thing. Your quick action is important. Time really can be money when it comes to water damage repair in Parma, OH. Make SERVPRO of Mentor your first call. Our team is available to help 24/7. The last thing a property owner wants is for a seemingly small problem end up being a long-term threat to a home or business. That is where SERVPRO of Mentor comes in the picture. Using the proper tools and expertise to identify and dry unseen water will prevent further damage to your property. Technology and equipment combined with the knowledge and training of SERVPRO professionals will ensure that you and your property are getting the best treatment possible.

Water Removal and Cleanup in Mentor

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

When your Mentor, OH home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Mentor is your local water removal company. We specialize in water damage cleanup in Mentor, OH.

Our certified technicians will preform an advanced water damage inspection and utilize advanced equipment to help them find the moisture and so they remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal and are kept up to date every step of the way.

This time of the year homes are prone to flooded basements because of heavy rains. It’s important to make sure your gutters remain cleaned and clear to help draining water stay on the outside of your home where it belongs!

If you are faced with water damage call SERVPRO Mentor.